I was feeling a little nostalgic for A Charlie Brown Christmas when the holiday season rolled around. So, when my co-worker ordered a couple of cakes for her family Christmas get-together, this is what she ended up with. She should count herself lucky she missed out on me humming the music repeatedly while I was working.
Usually, I like to make my decorations out of chocolate because I can adjust my image on a sheet of parchment paper before finalizing it with chocolate. However, upon examination of the classic Charlie Brown Christmas tree, I felt confident I could wing it out of icing.
As a general rule I like to use buttercream decor on buttercream cakes, cream cheese on cream cheese, and chocolate on whipped cream because the colors won’t bleed out of the chocolate. Sometimes it creates challenges here and there, but the moment I stop challenging myself will be the day I start looking towards retirement.